If your business needs commercial flooring that looks good year after year while withstanding daily high-traffic conditions, you can forget epoxy industrial flooring (unless you're really into flaking, peeling and yellowing). Because when it comes to the ideal combination of looks, durability and ease of cleaning, polyaspartic commercial floor coating is absolutely the way to go.
An ultra-tough polyaspartic commercial floor coating offers long-lasting protection while elevating the look and feel of your business.
Commercial Applications for Floor Coatings
Uncoated concrete not only looks bad — reflecting poorly on your business — but also allows water, chemicals and other contaminants to penetrate its porous surface, degrading it over time. Hello Garage has successfully installed polyaspartic floor coatings in a variety of commercial and industrial applications, including:
- School Locker Rooms
- Retail Showrooms
- Restaurant Kitchens & Storage Areas
- Parking Garages
Commercial Polyaspartic Flooring
There are a few options to consider when it comes to coating concrete floors, but for most businesses, it comes down to a choice between polyaspartic and epoxy coatings.
Polyaspartic coatings have been used for several decades, notably as floor coatings in factories, hospitals, aircraft hangars and other high-traffic industrial and commercial applications. That means they are seriously tough and can withstand many years of daily abuse.
One of the main reasons for this toughness and durability is that polyaspartic coatings literally become one with the concrete beneath them rather than simply lying on top. In fact, in laboratory stress tests, the concrete itself fails before the polyaspartic coating can be peeled from it. That means it's insanely strong.
Commercial Epoxy Flooring
Though the word epoxy has become a generic term for any polymer coating or industrial concrete sealer, it should really only refer to true epoxy coatings. Like polyaspartics, epoxies are a polymer coating that cures to become a hard, protective surface. However, there are several crucial differences between these two materials.
Epoxy vs. Polyaspartic Floor Coatings
Concrete Bonding — Epoxy coatings go on thick and molasses-like, so they just sort of sit on top of the concrete surface. Polyaspartic floor coatings are almost water-like when applied, so they run and find every tiny crack, crevice and pore. That means when they cure, they become one with the concrete beneath them.
Cost — Epoxy coatings can seem inexpensive compared to polyaspartics. But when you consider that an epoxy floor may have to be reapplied two to three times to equal the longevity of a single polyaspartic floor coating, it's easy to see that the opposite is, in fact, true - especially when it comes to a large industrial space.
Durability — Epoxy floors become extremely hard and brittle when they dry. So, if you drop a heavy tool, the coating can crack, allowing water to get beneath it. And that can lead to delamination and all sorts of other problems. Despite their granite-like look and feel, polyaspartic floors are somewhat pliable and more resistant to sudden impacts.
Professional Installation Means Professional Results
To ensure they bond correctly and last for decades, polyaspartic floor coatings need to be applied by trained professionals. This is because a successful installation hinges on properly preparing the concrete surface, which takes a lot of expertise and experience. It also takes specialized equipment, such as industrial grinders, that most general contractors don't have access to.
It is essential to know this because not everyone who claims to install polyaspartic floor coatings has the tools and training to do it correctly. And if it isn't done right, a polyaspartic floor can peel and chip over time. Because Hello Garage floor coatings are installed by highly trained experts, we are confident enough to offer an industry-leading warranty.
To find out how a polyaspartic commercial floor coating can benefit your business, schedule a free consultation and estimate with a Garage Guru near you.